Superintelligence: fears, promises, and potentials

Reflections on Bostrom’s Superintelligence, Yudkowsky’s From AI to Zombies, and Weaver and Veitas’s Open-Ended Intelligence

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Why we can trust scientists with the power of new gene-editing technology

Gene editing allows us to eliminate any misspellings, introduce beneficial natural variants, or perhaps cut out or insert new genes (credit: Libertas Academica/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

Why we really should ban autonomous weapons: a response

By Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark & Toby Walsh

President Richard Nixon (seen here during his historical meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong) argued that a ban on biological weapons would strengthen U.S. national security (credit: White House Photo Office)

The proposed ban on offensive autonomous weapons is unrealistic and dangerous

So says former U.S. Army officer and autonomous weapons expert Sam Wallace

Future autonomous drones as portrayed in “Call of Duty Black Ops 2” (credit: Activision Publishing)

feature | Information Theory of Money: by economist + author George Gilder

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Hit TV show Humans on intelligent android servants

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letters from Ray | Health technologies to support sleep apnea and snoring

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letters from Ray | Future artificial intelligence acceptance or fear

The future of the human experience connects people and data. -- credit | iStock

Internet radio without the web

High quality music service on Kickstarter to offer 40 million songs, using caching instead of streaming

AIVVY headset (credit: AIVVY)

Transhumanist position on human germline genetic modification

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Ray Kurzweil music technology breakthroughs – inside story

Background on Kurzweil's Technical Grammy Award

Kurzweil 250 prototype boards (credit: Kurzweil Music Systems/Young Chang)

Machine Cognition and AI Ethics at AAAI 2015

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